Summer Fun—Day 51: Spend the day at Centennial Park

Spend the day at the award-winning Centennial Park in Ellicott City walking, playing or heading out on a boat.

kayaking familyCentennial Park is home to a 54-acre man-made lake with a 2.5-mile paved path around it. Take the kids for a stroll or bike ride around the lake and keep your eyes open white-tailed deer, beavers, foxes, turtles, herons, and other native birds. Stop at one of several large playgrounds with climbing structures and slides.

Boats are available for rent including paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, row boats, and fishing boats. For pricing, visit the Adventure Shack and Rentals website. Fish in the lake for trout, sunfish, and tiger muskies either from a boat or the shore.

Concessions are available at the Adventure Shack as well, or pack a picnic and eat at one of the pavilions spread across the park.

For more informations, visit the Centennial Park website.

For other boating opportunities, check out our Spend the day on the water: Paddling a kayak, canoe, or paddleboat page.

For more playgrounds, check out our list of six of the best playgrounds in Central Maryland.

For more summer fun ideas, check out our 100 Days of Summer page, or see our daily calendar of events.